Dog Friendly Activities in Pennsylvania

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Pennsylvania, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Beau's Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park
Beau's Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park Completely revamped in August of 2013, this dog park has become a hit with many of the locals. There is a small and large dog area, both with splash pads, a doxi tunnel on the small dog side, and a tennis ball tree that launches tennis balls on the large dog side. See Details
Pet Friendly Schuylkill River Dog Park
Schuylkill River Dog Park This dog park, located along the Schuylkill River, has separate areas for small and large dogs as well as biodegradable poop bags. See Details
Classic Philly History with a Twist 'Classic Philly History with a Twist' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kendra. You and Fido will be guided through historic Philadelphia landmarks as well as Old City. See sights such as Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, as well as some local neighborhood favorites like a coffee shop, charming streets, a world-famous mosaic mural by Maxfield Parris, shops and more. Please note that Fido will need to wait outside at places that the tour goes indoors. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 12 guests of all ages. Rates start at $35 per person. See Details
Lloyd Park This large, fenced public park has a creek running through the property, which a lot of dogs really enjoy. There is also a separate playground for children and a beach volleyball court. See Details
Stoudtburg Village Quaint bavarian style hamlet with 30 shops with plenty of green areas for your pet to walk around and stretch their legs! Many pet-friendly stores and a "green" dog store next to the village (but within walking distance). Pet friendly events held regularly, including a pet rescue fundraiser, bands, and craft shows. See Details
South Park Dog Park This fenced dog park has drinking water, pickup bags and benches. Dogs on leash are allowed in most of the rest of this 2000 acre park. See Details
Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive) The Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Philadelphia! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Wissahickon Valley Park (Forbidden Drive). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway THE 2020 TRAIN SCHEDULE HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Ride the rails into the beautiful Lehigh Gorge State Park. Old style diesel-powered train with passenger coaches from the 1920s. The 16 mile roundtrip train ride lasts about one hour. Mountain vistas, trackside streams and flowing rivers, and fellow adventurers enjoying hiking, biking and white water rafting are just a few of the visual delights waiting for you on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to ride the train free of charge. See Details
Monocacy Dog Park Bring your pet for some off-leash exercise at this fenced, 1.5 acre dog park with a separate area for smaller pets and plenty of bowls and drinking water. See Details
Hartwood Acres County Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park in Pittsburgh's lovely Hartwood Acres Park. Be sure to bring water. See Details
Knoebels Amusement Resort Make new memories the old fashioned way with classic roller coasters, kid-friendly rides, swimming, camping, golf and attractions for the whole family! Well-behaved pets are permitted, but owners will be responsible for controlling and cleaning up after them, as well as deciding how their pet would react to an amusement park environment. Pets must be leashed or in a carrier at all times. The are not allowed on most of the rides but are welcome to ride on the little train that circles the park. Park reserves the right to ask guests with pets to leave the park if policy is not adhered to. Admission and parking are free. Tickets or wristbands must be purchased to ride. See Details
Montgomery Township Bark Park Bark Park is a beautiful fenced in area where dogs can play with each other and their owners. There are obstacles, toys, and picnic tables, a huge tree stump, and a lovely dog statue. The park is split into two sections, one for larger dogs, one for tiny pooches, and each feature a safety zone with double fence doors to protect dogs from taking off. There are trees scattered throughout, and it's far enough off the road to really feel like a secluded park. There's a nicely mulched walk from the ample parking area, and the township even supplies pick-up bags and poop scoopers, with trash cans they service daily. When the weather is nice you're sure to see a crowd! See Details
John Rudy Park There is an off-leash dog park here called Canine Meadows. It has three enclosed areas for small and large dogs. See Details
Photography Tour of Historic Bethlehem 'Photography Tour of Historic Bethlehem' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Philip. You and your pooch will take a tour of Historic Bethlehem and your host will show you how to get the perfect photo of the historic buildings and nature shots. See The Sun Inn, Hotel Bethlehem, Moravian book shop, and more along the way. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 17 and up. Rates start at $14 per person. See Details
Hike Frick Park with a Hairless Dog 'Hike Frick Park with a Hairless Dog' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Rick. Set off from Regent Square and hike up the back trails with Fido's new best friend, a jovial hairless dog named Lola. Along with exercising and socializing, your host will take some photos to publish on Lola's world famous Instagram profile. As the hike continues, take time to photograph the Pittsburgh backcountry. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Guests should bring hiking shoes and be comfortable around dogs Rates start at $45 per person. See Details
Scavenger Hunt in Urban Pittsburgh 'Scavenger Hunt in Urban Pittsburgh' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Julie. You and Fido will search for six items to find on your scavenger using your car to get to the locations you will be given. Included in this experience are bottled drinks, fruit and snacks to take with you, and a goody bag at the end. The experience lasts 3.5 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $39 per person. See Details
Riverview Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog run in Pittsburgh's Riverview Park, located adjacent to the Allegheny Observatory parking lot. Dogs are also welcome in all other areas of the park, on-leash. See Details
Frick Park Off Leash Exercise Area Dogs are welcome off-leash at this lovely Squirrel Hill park, but be careful as one side of the area is unfenced. See Details
Bushkill Falls One of the Pocono Mountains most famous attractions, Bushkill Falls is dog friendly. Spanning 300 acres in the scenic Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania’s Bushkill Falls is a nature lover’s delight. With eight waterfalls accessible from just over two miles of walking trails, the park is an excellent spot to explore with your pup. Open April through November, the park offers four trails of varying degrees of difficulty, making the falls accessible to visitors of all ability levels. The months of April and November operations are weather dependent. See Details
The Gettysburg National Military Park Probably the most famous American battlefield, Gettysburg marked the turning point in the Civil War. Later, President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address here. Dogs are allowed to visit the outside portions of the battlefield on leash. They are not allowed into buildings or the cemetery. The battlefield consists of Auto Touring, walking and you can get tapes or CDs to guide you on your tour. See Details
Happy Tails Dog Park Happy Tails Dog Park is located within Kohl Memorial Park in Lower Paxton Township. The dog park is built on almost two acres and features two separate pet areas for larger and smaller dogs. The park is surrounded by 5-ft. fencing with double-gate entrances for the safety of your dogs. It's a great spot for dog owners to meet and allow their pets to play and socialize with other dogs. Park rules are posted and must be adhered to at all times. See Details
Bass Pro Shops Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome at Bass Pro Shops. See Details
Doggie Dugout Off-leash dog park with separate areas for larger and smaller dogs. Double-gated entry. Dogs must be altered and vaccinated. See Details
Mario Lanza Dog Park Bring your pet to run and play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes water fountains, benches, trees, tables, and lights for night use. See Details